Microsoft's headquarters are located in Redmond,
Washington. The on campus food services are subpar at best. I pretty much
can't eat their food anymore, and avoid it unless absolutely necessary. I've
mentioned it in the
Microsoft employees who want to eat a decent lunch
have to go off campus. In addition to having a decent lunch, the key
constraint here is typically time. (Sometimes people also look for places
they can take their team on relatively short notice.) The restaurants listed
below follow the same guidelines as all the
other restaurant listings. Remember, the restaurants I've been to may be
good or not so good. Read the entries listed to get the full picture. But
I've added some special comments as necessary in italics to some of the
listings below given the very specific context of the resource.
Finally, feel free to make suggestions for places
I should try to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Kosher Delight
1509 1st Ave Seattle WA (206) 682-8140, Michel Chriqui
It's in Seattle, but if you a) don't mind eating in your car on the
way home, and b) call 15 minutes ahead from the car - Michel will meet
you at the curb in front of his place to hand you your sandwich without
you having to park - then you can turn it around in under an hour. BTW,
Michel will also come cater your team event with falafel for everyone -
quite cheaply I might add.
- Taquera Guadalajara - (09/14/02,
In a trailer in the parking lot of the 76 gas station at the corner
of 148th Avenue NE and NE 24th Street, Bellevue, WA, 98007
You can do lunch here very very quickly. Expect to eat standing.
NEWS: They were recently closed by the City of Bellevue. We'll keep
you posted if they resurface.
102 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, (425) 455-4355, fax
- Country Garden Bistro (10/03/02)
8110 1642th Avenue, Redmond, WA 98052, (425) 556-9838
Golden Chopsticks (01/19/03,
16580 NE 74th Street, Redmond, WA 98052, (425) 882-7311
- Kebab Palace (9/22/03)
(searching for address)
Malay Satay Hut (09/11/02)
15230 NE 24th Street, Redmond, WA 98052, (425) 564-0888
- Mayuri Indian Cuisine (09/27/02)
15400 NE 20th Street #6, Bellevue, Washington, (425) 641-4442
They have a decent sized back room where they can accommodate almost
20 people. Good for team lunches on relatively short notice.
- Pho Hoa (09/03/02)
15169 NE 24th, Redmond, (425) 641-7898,
- Rikki Rikki
442 Parkplace Center, Kirkland, WA 98033-6230, (425) 828-0707
- Saigon City (9/22/03)
15045 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue, WA 98007, (425) 401-0823
Sapporo Teriyaki (09/11/02)
2560 152nd Avenue NE Suite J Redmond, WA 98052-5535, (425)881-1110
This place gets busy (full of Microsoft folks) quickly. Make sure to
time it well.
- Sichuanese Cuisine
15005 NE 24th Avenue, Redmond, WA 98052, (425) 562-1552
Thai Ginger - Redmond Town Center (02/03/03)
16480 NE 74th Street, Suite B225, Redmond, WA 98052, (425)
Not always quick, but if you make a reservation...
8936 161st Avenue NE, Bella Bottega Center, Redmond, WA 98052, (425)
Probably not a place for a quick lunch but decent food.
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